March 29, 2023

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POV: Life in KC occasion displays pupil alternatives

(Picture courtesy of Kansas Metropolis Space Growth Council)

Jessica Palm, vice chairman of promoting for the Kansas Metropolis Space Growth Council, stated college students within the area anticipate the Kansas Metropolis way of life occasion, POV: Life in KC, coming to Bosco Pupil Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“We’re a non-profit group working to ship enterprise and expertise to the Higher Kansas Metropolis space,” Palm stated. “That features our 18 county footprint, with 50 communities served, together with the Missouri area.” 

The occasion will showcase the Kansas Metropolis way of life and can embrace firsthand evaluations from Ok-State graduates who characterize KC firms trying to promote working within the KC area, Palm stated. These firms supply jobs and internships to varsity college students, and college students can interact with employers for as much as six months after the occasion, Palm stated. 

“We wish you to consider our group when contemplating your future plans of employment, internships and residence,” Palm stated.

Maria Izquierdo, senior in vitamin and well being and president of the Hispanic American Management Group, stated that she plans to seek out an employer in KC due to their numerous group.

“I hope that I can get related with an alumni that can introduce me to an employer that I’m truly concerned about,” Izquierdo stated. 

Izquierdo stated resulting from her involvement in HALO for 4 years, she has found that many firms in Kansas Metropolis have relations with social growth, social justice and different associations suiting her preferences. Izquierdo stated, total, she is wanting ahead to the occasion.

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Palm stated the occasion features a DJ, free meals, yard video games and the possibility to stroll away with live performance tickets, Garmin watches, succulents and occasional. She stated the occasion’s vibrant environment  and hospitality reveals off the surroundings college students would expertise in Kansas Metropolis.

“It’s the epiphany of the go to — as soon as they arrive right here everyone loves it,” Palm stated.

Firms within the Animal Well being Hall enterprise space represent 56 p.c of world trade gross sales and their district presently ranks first in sports activities structure, Palm stated. One other growth in Kansas Metropolis, KC Present, is the world’s first women-specific sports activities stadium which is aiming to open in 2023, Palm stated.

“The developments within the space are putting Kansas Metropolis on a world stage, making the realm a pool of alternative for everybody,” Palm stated. 

Madison Hewitt, recruiter at Burns and McDonnell, stated she might be attending the occasion as a KC way of life consultant. Hewitt stated as a Ok-State alumna, she may be very excited to go to Ok-State once more and share her enthusiasm for the Kansas Metropolis way of life.

“After graduating Ok-State in 2019 with a hospitality administration diploma, I started work at Burns & McDonnell, and luxuriate in working with faculty college students to assist them discover careers that work for them,” Hewitt stated.

Palm stated POV: Life in KC exposes college students to the chances current in a distinguished enterprise district like Kansas Metropolis.

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“One in three college students that attend college within the space usually are not from Kansas or Missouri. They most likely haven’t skilled our area in some ways,” Palm stated. 

Palm stated sponsors of this occasion, equivalent to Burns & McDonnell and ARCO, would be the largest firms hiring interns and up to date graduates. Extra info on occasion particulars, recruiting, sponsors and registration may be discovered on their web site.